It’s not that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley doesn’t want the child migrants in Maryland — he was just trying to protect them from his racist constituents.
O’Malley, who’s been a vocal critic of the Obama administration for its efforts to return the migrant children to their home countries, came under fire this week when a conversation was leaked in which he asked a top White House adviser not to send any of the migrants to his state.
“Please don’t send these kids to western Maryland,” he told White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz on Friday.
In a Wednesday interview, he clarified that he simply “suggested to them that the location still under consideration in Westminster might not be the most inviting environment for the kids,” after explaining that the proposed shelter in Westminster is deeply conservative and even voted to make English the county’s official language. (RELATED: Gallup Poll Says Obama’s Border Meltdown Is Nation’s Top Problem)
O’Malley, who is seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2016, said his fears were confirmed when graffiti reading “No illeagles here. No undocumented Democrats” was found on the potential site.
“I think every governor and every mayor in America, and every American citizen, has some responsibility and role to play here,” he said Wednesday. “It’s who we are as a people.”